Navy engineers developing augmented reality headsets to revolutionize aircraft maintenance and repair

March 1, 2021
ARRMSS also is generating interest from the U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force and Army for maintenance, repair, and explosives ordnance investigation.

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – Engineers from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are developing augmented reality headset applications to connect engineers with maintainers across the globe to maintain and repair Navy aircraft and systems. The Southern Maryland Chronicle reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

1 March 2021 -- Dubbed the Augmented Reality Remote Maintenance Support Service (ARRMSS), the portable system audibly and visually connects two users from anywhere in the world via an augmented reality (AR) headset.

The system will enable fleet maintainers to troubleshoot maintenance and repair issues in real-time with distant engineers as if they were in the same room.

Aircraft maintenance engineers can communicate verbally, and use holograms that appear in a maintainer’s view superimposed on the equipment a maintainer is troubleshooting. Users are also able to share photos, documentation and other content.

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